I wanted to make a lamb bonnet, so I looked around on Etsy until I found this one that I loved and used it as inspiration for mine. This pattern is worked as a rectangle, then stitched together. You will have to push the puff stitch out to the right side every other row.
This pattern should be fairly easy to adjust for bigger sizes. The adjustments listed are my best guess; I have only made the newborn size, so if you have the baby or kid available, it would be wise to measure for length after the first (sc) row and for depth before the last (sc) row. (Baby doll pictured has head circumference of 14".)
Chunky weight yarn (I used Loops and Threads Charisma Off White)
Size 6mm (J/10) hook
Small amount worsted weight yarn (for insides of ears - I used I Love This Cotton pink)
Size 5mm (H/8) hook
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet
Sl St - slip stitch
Tc - triple crochet (or treble crochet)
3 dc cluster - Make 3 dcs within one step of completion (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through all four loops.
Using chunky yarn and size 6 hook, ch 32. (for 3-months, ch 35; for 6-months, ch 38; for 12-months, ch 41; for toddler, ch 44)
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. (31 sc)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. *Dc in next 2 sc. 3 dc cluster (see special stitches above) in next sc. Repeat from * 9 times. Dc in last sc.
Row 3 - 8: Ch 2, turn. *Dc in next 2 dc. 3 dc cluster in next dc. Repeat from * 9 times. Dc in last dc.
(for 3-months, 3-10; for 6-months, 3-12; for 12-months, 3-14; for toddler, 3-16)
Row 9: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each dc across. (31 sc)
Fold in half with right sides together, folding the rows in half so that the ends of each row touch each other. Slip stitch together inside loops of row 9. Finish off. Weave in ends.
Ears (make 2 with chunky yarn and size 6 hook, make 2 with inner ear color worsted weight yarn and 5 hook):
Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3. 11 dc. Slip stitch into top ch of ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3. In next dc, 2 dc, 1 tc, 2 dc. Dc in next 5 dc. In next dc, 2 dc, 1 tc, 2 dc. Dc in next 4 dc. Sl st to top ch of ch 3. Finish off.
Finishing: Sew ears together (I used the puffy yarn and sewed through every other inner-ear stitch). Sew ears on each each side to third puff row from the face, towards the bottom.
For strings, cut 6 lengths of yarn, 18 inches long. Insert crochet hook from inside of corner out, pull 3 lengths through to make a loop, pull yarn through loop. Braid. Tie off, trim fringe.
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